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Why you do baby talk with your lover

24 February 2014, 13:06

Abuja - We’ve all heard new parents doing a little unrestrained coochy cooing at their babies in public places but why do we do it with our lovers when it's so awful for the bystander to witness and hear?

Scientist believe we talk in sing-song to babies because the melodic tones in our voices get the babies’ attention, Time reports.

Jean Berko Gleason, a professor emerita of psychology at Boston University, said we also speak that way to our adult lovers for the exact same reason.

So baby love equals sexy love? As wrong as that might sound, yes.

Researches believe the sing-song way of speaking conveys intimacy and is tied to our memories of loving memories from our parents.

Read more at Time.

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